6 months on things are better apart from GGT

Since I had my "diagnosis" in feb (Still not sure what sensitive liver that probably has some fat on it means. ) I've had my blood test this week. AST and ALT back in the middle of normal but my GGT is up to just over 2x upper limit of normal. In January it was at the upper limit and seems to have climbed since. I've been eating pretty well, running a lot and the only alcohol was two pints after I ran a half marathon 2 weeks ago. Is there anything that would bring this down? I drink a fair bit of coffee and take livercare, nac and tudca. How long would it take normally to reduce if you had fatty liver and were being successful in reducing the inflammation?

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I'm not sure. I was diagnosed with nafld and then Nash last year. Alt and ast are better but got still up, I don't drink, eat healthily etc. I've now had a fibroscan and bloods done. Now showing very fatty liver with some fibrosis , ggt still up but this doesn't warrant the amount of pain I'm in. Got to have a hida scan, suspect leisions from when I had my gall bladder out 32 years ago or sphincter of Oddi. Really not sure what's going on but I wish they'd sort the pain out!! please take care. Lots of love Lynne xxxx

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Hi Lynne, I'm really sorry to hear you are in pain. Hopefully they can sort that out. I had an ultrasound that showed a normal liver no scarring, no visible fat but not sure it's of much use. My ast and alt are normal now I'm completely normal weight now with very little body fat left. I've been following a Better diet but the dieticians here don't advise on NAFLD so I've not been referred to actually get any advice. As I'm thin and have NAFLD it's probably not going to resolve by losing any more weight. The ast was raised for a month the alt for about 4-5 and ggt now 5 months I'm not sure whether to expect I can get it down with longer. I'm on citalopram so I'm not sure if this could cause the ggt to be higher but heptologist doesn't think so. I have a family with thinner diabetics so maybe this is my first sign. Good luck with the pain resolution and let's hope they make a breakthrough with the NASH trials. I've never been fitter so hoping to hang on in as long as possible.

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Thank you so much. My consultant said I've now got very fatty liver with fibrosis, also thinks I've got leisions/sphincter of Oddi from having my gall bladder out 32 years ago, I mentioned this over 2 years ago but they fobbed me off!! Hope you carry on improving Lynne

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